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The Dental-Medical Connection: Oral Appliances and Sleep Medicine


The Office of Continuing Dental Education invites all interested UTHSC Faculty and Staff to attend an upcoming CE course entitled “The Dental-Medical Connection: Oral Appliances and Sleep Medicine”.

Date:   Friday, April 11, 2014
Time:    8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (CST)
7:30 a.m.                       Registration and Breakfast
8-8:15 a.m.                    Introductions
8:15-9:15 a.m.               1. ‘The Impact of Sleep Disorders on Society’
9:15-10:30 a.m.            2. ‘Sleep and Sleep Disorders’
10:30-10:45 a.m.         Break
10:45-12 p.m.               3: ‘Health Consequences of Sleep Disorders’
12-1 p.m.                       LUNCH
1-2 p.m.                        4. ‘Management of Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders’
2-3 p.m.                        5. ‘Dentistry’s Role in Screening, Evaluation, and Referral’
3-3:15 p.m.                   Break
3:15-4:15 p.m.              6. ‘Oral Appliances and their Management’
4:15-4:30 p.m.             Q&A
4:30 p.m.                     Dismissal

Location:  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
General Education Building (GEB), Room A104

Credit:  7.5 hours

Tuition: A light breakfast and group lunch will be served.  Class space is limited; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Call (901) 448-5386 to hear special pricing and to register for the course.

UT Faculty & Staff Registration Fee           Call (901) 448-5386 for special pricing

Course Description:  Upon completion of this course participants should have a basic understanding of the physiology of sleep and sleep disorders in general and sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD) in particular. Also, participants will gain a basic understanding of the practice parameters for the use of oral appliances in the management of SRBDs, their indications, contraindications, and follow-up.

Course Presenters:  Dr. Neil Aguillard, Dr. Alan O. Blanton, Dr. Amado Freire, and Dr. Daniel F. Tylka

The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

For more information, please visit https://www.uthsc.edu/dentistry/CE/Sleep_Medicine__2014.php